Harry Potter fans, take note: a little bit of the wizarding world you love is coming to Utah this fall, thanks largely to Salt Lake Comic Con.
If you're a fan of the books, the movies and everything in between, you'll want to secure your tickets now to see James and Oliver Phelps at this September's comic convention. Known more affectionately by fans as Fred and George Weasley — the comic geniuses of the Harry Potter fandom, the pair were officially announced as guests by Salt Lake Comic Con Wednesday.
According to the announcement post on the convention's Facebook page, the Harry Potter film series is actually what launched an acting career for the identical British twins.
"At age 14, the twins attended the open audition for 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,' despite having no previous acting experience, and, after about six auditions, were cast," the post explains.
The Phelps brothers aren't the first guests from Harry Potter fandom to come to Salt Lake Comic Con — in January, Tom Felton, who portrayed the villanious Draco Malfoy in the film series, was a featured guest at the Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience.
Harry Potter also isn't the only fandom being represented at the September convention. Doctor Who favorites Alex Kingston (River Song) and John Barrowman (Jack Harkness), will also be in attendance. Other top guests include Chris Evans ("Captain America"), Ian Somerhalder ("The Vampire Diaries," "Lost"), Felicia Day ("Supernatural," "The Guild") and Sean Astin ("The Lord of the Rings," "Goonies," "Rudy").